Global Forensics Leader, Global Crisis Centre Leader, Partner, PwC United States
Kristin Rivera serves as PwC’s Global Forensics Leader, overseeing a practice of over 3,500 professionals operating in more than 70 countries. She also serves as the US Clients & Markets leader, overseeing her vision to connect with companies through innovative, integrated solutions that have sustainable impact.
Kristin’s passion is to help companies manage conduct risk including fraud, non-compliance and illegal acts. Once a problem has occurred, she helps corporate gatekeepers navigate business inflection points triggered by misconduct. Kristin’s early career was spent as an investigator, which means that she is uncompromising in her expectation that all work be grounded solidly in fact. This results in recommendations that are on point and executable. Kristin’s clients and teams value her her expertise to come to favorable conclusions, the respectful manner in which she leads, and her ability to bring out the best in those with whom she works.
Kristin is frequently asked to author and speak on the subjects of regulatory investigations, whistleblower programs and fraud. She’s served on several fraud task forces including the CAQ’s Anti-Fraud Working Group. She was the designated fraud specialist on the 2013 COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework and primary author of Principle 8: Assess Fraud Risk. Most recently, Kristin was a chief contributor to PwC’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018. Kristin brings her valued perspectives on managing corporate crises as the host of PwC's video series, Front Line of Fraud and Corruption, which provides leaders an exclusive look into the constantly changing business threat landscape.
Along with helping hundreds of companies through crisis, her leadership in dispute resolutions, certifications and business affiliations, Kristin makes every effort to put family first, dedicating herself to quality time with her husband and sons. Kristin is an inspiring role model for the working women that surround her.